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of the highlights, we go to steve handelsman at the debate sight in danville, kentucky. good morning. >> reporter: good morning from danville, kentucky where they differ sharply on practically all the big issues. these are smart, well informed politicians. paul rye yand and joe biden had reason to feel good last night. a long time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mitt romney was watching, barack obama, too. the moderator from abc. they tangled on iran. >> they are closer to a nuclear weapon. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. you gonna go to war? is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> what about 47% of americans feeling entitled to benefits. >> i think the vice president knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. so does romney. >> what about the obama stimulus, the recovery? >> job growth in september was slower than august and august slower than july. we are heading in the wrong direction. >> 5.2 million new private sector jobs. >> was it a g
headquarters in new york. i'm joined by ed schultz, reverend al sharpton, chris hayes, steve schmidt. lawrence o'donnell is our man in the spin room tonight. the one and only chris matthews is at centre college in danville, kentucky, the site of tonight's debate. chris, is this unusually high stakes for a vice presidential debate? >> well, it's great being with you, again, rachel, and everyone else tonight at msnbc. look, it's great. it's great in its importance because of what happened last week. the frustration from the democratic base, i expressed it a acceleratisimilar version of the frustration of the failure of the president to bring out all this issues that his paid advertising, speeches have made all year but for some reason he didn't bring up. the most powerful issues. i'm going to one through four or five. by one word. you know the one word. vouchers. the way paul ryan wants to deal with health care which won't work for medicare. personhood. the way he wants to basically in effect criminalize, turn it into murder abortion decisions. the emergency room. where this presidential candida
proposals at tonight's debate. joining me now, kentucky's democratic governor steve beshear. thanks for being here. >> thanks for coming to the commonwealth of kentucky. >> we love kentucky. as a democrat, you favor the democratic ticket, i assume. what do you want to hear from joe biden tonight that you didn't hear from president obama? >> i think joe will continue to draw the clear contrast between the visions of the two camps. you know, chuck, when it all comes down to it, and i heard some of the poll numbers that you all have been talking about, i think this election is going to be decided on the issue of trust. you know, the american people don't have time to look at all of these complex issues like you and i do and others do, and they vote with a gut feeling in the end. they trust the president. they don't agree with him on everything. but they think he's honest, and they think he wants to help him, and they don't trust romney. >> so you think that's how he can overcome this sour feeling about the economy, that, well, i'm not crazy about his policies, but i like him or i trust
for president obama and steve beshear is the i will plus illustrious governor of the state of kentucky. how can you get elected in this state and mitch mcconnell is your senator. >> kentucky is a bits schizophrenic. we voted for carter and then voted for reagan and then voted for clinton then we voted for bush. we go back and forth on the national scene. >> what are you going to do this time? >> stephanie, thanks for joining us. stephanie cutter has been out there all the time. give me a sense, if you can, of the feeling of inside chicago, inside the headquarters. >> well, you know, chris, it's the same as it has been for months. we have always said and always believed that this is going to be a very close race all the way up until election day. the president wasn't happy with his debate performance. he is looking forward to the next debate to, you know, take romney on, clear up some of those facts that romney wasn't so clear on, and, you know, we're working hard. >> what do you think about -- governor, what do you think about romney's performance last week? i thought it was different than ever
. >> let's go now to steve schmidt, who's a senior adviser to the mccain/palin campaign in 2008. watching this as a republican, steve, i will just say in the room here us all watching together we were all much more riveted than we were last week during the presidential debate. what's your overall reaction with how the guys kid tonigdid ? >> it's a fiery debate. i can't remember a debate that's been as fiery as this one at this level. i think republicans will watch this. they will say paul ryan won. >> really? >> they'll be happy with this performance. i think democrats who watched this will be fired up about joe biden's performance. i think he did what he needed to do tonight which is to calm some of the panic in the democratic base by having a fiery performance. but i also think this -- his smiling, the laughing, the grinning, if you look at the recent history of debates, whether it's al gore sighing, president george herbert walker bush looking at his watch, so many of these debates have come to be dominated by these personality quirks that manifested themselves over the course of the d
wanted to play something that happened on cnbc. steve leaseman, senior economics correspondent questioning alan simpson, passionate about the failure of the administration and in fact paul ryan who voted against it and was on the simpson-bowles commission and rest of the teams in congress, you know, to embrace the simpson-bowles outline at least. this is likely to come up tonight as well. he is here because he's a member of the presidential debate commission, has been for decades. let's watch. >> i asked you to talk to romney and ryan what would you say to them -- >> i would say -- >> that you have concerns about. >> we have a leaderless government and they lead. they can govern. this gentleman can't govern. he can't governor earn. he's doing politics day and night. >> alan simpson being alan simpson. i've covered him for decades, mark you have as well. but it's certainly gives the republicans a little bit of a talking point since alan simpson is someone the president points to as being, you know, the simpson-bowles plan that i appointed. >> if you like me to feign shocked alan
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